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September 8th, 2022 at 8:02:34 AM permalink
It does not look good for the Queen. Family members rushing to be at her side in Balmoral. Source: BBC

If this is it, may she go peacefully.
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September 8th, 2022 at 8:09:27 AM permalink
The last time a reigning monarch died in the U.K. was 1952.
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September 8th, 2022 at 11:00:57 AM permalink
According to numerous places:

Queen Elizabeth II has died. She was 96 years old.

In a statement sent to Insider, Buckingham Palace said the Queen "died peacefully at Balmoral" on Thursday afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," the statement added.
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September 8th, 2022 at 11:34:46 AM permalink
RIP Queen Elizabeth. A long and illustrious life, a decent and principled woman.

Now we have King Charles III. No one is certain what to expect from him.
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September 8th, 2022 at 11:39:22 AM permalink
Why do any countries still have "royalty" anyway, in this democratic era?

The queen is dead, long live the queen.
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September 8th, 2022 at 11:47:46 AM permalink
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My celebrity death prediction (obvious as it is):

Elizabeth II and Putin will not live to see 2023.
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One down...

One more, and my prophecy will be fulfilled.
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September 8th, 2022 at 12:02:48 PM permalink
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Why do any countries still have "royalty" anyway, in this democratic era?



Simple anthropology. In societies a royal class will pop up. The USA has royalty in celebrities. Movie and sports. Muslim countries have them in the form of clerics. The Brits have their royal family, which the USA has to an extent adopted as our own. Not as much as in the 80s what with tabloids not what they were then. The masses need someone and something to look up to.
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September 8th, 2022 at 1:36:48 PM permalink
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The Brits have their royal family,k]



The Royal Family and the property they own is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. Great Britain makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year in tourism, they come from all over to see how Royals live. I was there in summer in the early nineties and we tried to go see some of the stuff couldn't get near it. The crowds were unbelievable and you had to have tickets. England has nothing but history, there are pubs there built in the 1600s from Old Forest Oak that are still open and because the wood has petrified they could be there for another one thousand years.
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September 8th, 2022 at 2:23:16 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Why do any countries still have "royalty" anyway, in this democratic era?

The queen is dead, long live the queen.
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Shouldn't it be "The queen is dead, long live the king"?
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September 8th, 2022 at 2:27:12 PM permalink
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Quote: MrV

Why do any countries still have "royalty" anyway, in this democratic era?

The queen is dead, long live the queen.
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Shouldn't it be "The queen is dead, long live the king"?
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Yes, It should. But it's not something we say often $:o)
Personally, I'd capitalise the Q and K out of deference.
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